• CLOTHING
    How to Stop Wasting Money on Clothes

    You spend hours trying on clothes, you spend hundreds (maybe more!) buying those clothes, then you open your closet and, lo and behold, nothing worth wearing. It’s a common dilemma and a financially wasteful one, too. Here are some common traps we fall into when we shop and how to get more bang for your […]

  • How to get the most money for your used clothes

    Adapted from a story by Elisabeth Leamy for The Washington Post. U.S. households spend at least $1,700 on apparel each year, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and it’s a lot easier to shell that money out than it is to recoup it. You won’t strike it rich selling used clothes, but it is possible […]

  • Go up a size? Or wear clothes that are too tight? (Be honest.)

    The other day I asked my Facebook friends if (clothing) size matters. I asked them because I had just had an awful incident involving a skirt. It was full and floral. A little bit retro, too. And just the thing I needed in my wardrobe. And while the store didn’t carry the skirt in my regular missy […]

  • CLOTHING
    Student who spends £800 on a T-shirt insures his clothes for £40,000

    Eric Whiteback, 21 from Pennsylvania, USA has insured his wardrobe for £40,000 (Image: Caters News Agency) A student who needs a storage container to house his colossal clothing collection has just insured it for £40,000. Streetwear nut Eric Whiteback thinks nothing of dropping £800 on a t-shirt – despite admitting he only wears 10%-15% of his clothes. Eric […]

  • CLOTHING
    Where many of the clothes you throw away end up

    Ever wonder where your clothes go after you discard them? In Western countries, when you donate clothing to charities via shops, collection bags, or clothing banks many are given to those in need or sold in charity shops to raise funds. But what happens to torn or damaged clothes, or items that no one wants […]

  • CLOTHING
    Smart Denim Promises Touchscreen Tech Clothes

    A young man in a white t-shirt pulls on a dark blue denim trucker jacket, tucks his smartphone in an inside pocket and puts in-ear headphones in his right ear. He mounts a fixed-gear bike with flat, slightly curved wide handlebars. Riding through the streets of San Francisco, he occasionally taps or swipes his right […]

  • ELECTRONICS
    Tech power: Clothes may soon power small electronics

    Researchers have invented a way to apply metal-free electrodes to fabric and off-the-shelf clothing so that it feels good to the touch and also transports enough electricity to power small electronics. Such clothes may one day power wearable electronic devices. Powering advanced fabrics that can monitor health data remotely are important to the military and […]

  • CLOTHING
    Womyn’s Coalition fights fast fashion by trading clothes

    Photo by Marcella Baietto | The State PressStudent looking through donated clothing at the Earth Day Clothing Exchange at the terrace of Engrained in the MU on ASU’s Tempe campus on April 18, 2017. By Karisma Sandoval | 16 minutes ago In an effort to promote sustainable fashion, the Womyn’s Coalition hosted a recycled clothing event on […]

  • CLOTHING
    Unused clothes could stretch to L.A.

    People in Northern Ireland including Ballymoney, could be hoarding more than 17 million articles of clothing they no longer wear, according to a study by Barnardo’s. Placed end to end these items would stretch from Belfast to Los Angeles, analysis based on YouGov polling data reveals. Forty per cent of people from Northern Ireland admitted […]

  • CLOTHING
    This Artist Just Gave Away Half a Million Dollars in Clothes

    SLIDE SHOW|10 Photos Bjarne Melgaard’s “The Casual Pleasure of Disappointment” Bjarne Melgaard’s “The Casual Pleasure of Disappointment” Credit© 2013 Tony Cox, Courtesy of Bjarne Melgaard Studio Bjarne Melgaard has not smoked crystal meth any time lately. The divisive Norwegian visual artist is quick to make that point, lest anyone think a short film he created […]